Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Friday, February 28, 2014


Jason Calvi of EWTN News Nightly pays a visit to the Catholic school founded in 1828 by Mother Mary Lange to serve the educational and spiritual needs of Baltimore's antebellum black community in a time when merely teaching a black person to read was a dangerous act of civil disobedience.


Jim and Greg like that North Carolina Dem Senator Kay Hagan is still promising people that if they like their health plans they can keep them, dislike John Boehner getting chummy with President Obama on immigration, and rip the Ninth Circuit for ruling a California school was within it's rights to force students to remove American flag t-shirts.

Not safe to display American flag in American high school
Today's Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dist. (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high school's decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.)
The 9th Circuit decision may thus be a faithful application of Tinker, and it might be that Tinker sets forth the correct constitutional rule here. Schools have special responsibilities to educate their students and to protect them both against violence and against disruption of their educations. A school might thus have the discretion to decide that it will prevent disruption even at the cost of letting thugs suppress speech.
Yet even if the judges are right, the situation in the school seems very bad. Somehow, we've reached the point that students can't safely display the American flag in an American school, because of a fear that other students will attack them for it — and the school feels unable to prevent such attacks (by punishing the threateners and the attackers, and by teaching students tolerance for other students' speech). Something is badly wrong, whether such an incident happens on May 5 or any other day.
And this is especially so because behavior that gets rewarded gets repeated. The school taught its students a simple lesson: If you dislike speech and want it suppressed, then you can get what you want by threatening violence against the speakers. The school will cave in, the speakers will be shut up, and you and your ideology will win. When thuggery pays, the result is more thuggery. Is that the education we want our students to be getting?
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Wearing a Flag of Surrender

NC GOP: It's Time For Senator Hagan To Stop Hiding And Denounce Rev. William Barber's Extremism


Former CPAC Director, Lisa De Pasquale, has released a new book, Finding Mr. Righteous, detailing her long search for love and spiritualism. Her path has taken her from being a "Christian in name only" to dating a Jewish man, an atheist, and eventually discovering more about herself via the journey. This heartwarming message is something that can bring a good message out of a difficult path--a true redemption story. In this interview with Stephen Kruiser, you can tell why Ann Coulter has called her book, "A true Christian story, disguised as racy Chick Lit."



Religious Liberty After Arizona

Conform. Or Else!

Legal Scholars Said Arizona Law Was 'Egregiously Misrepresented' by Critics

ESPN host on Arizona's religious freedom bill: What's next, gays wearing yellow stars?

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer bows to economic pressure in vetoing religious freedom act, say critics

Arizona Should Protect Freedom of Association for All

Obama's "Right to Worship" Ushers in New State Religion

Eric Holder's Arizona

Report: Syrian Christians Submit to Islamist Rulers

Planned Parenthood to Spend More Than $15 Million in 2014 Keeping Senate in Democrat Hands


How deceitful media hysteria distorted debate of Arizona bill with cries of 'anti-gay'

Pro-Russian gunmen take over Crimea's parliament, raise Russian flag

'You should be fired': Michael Moynihan busts reporter for 'unbelievably dishonest journalism'

Self-awareness fail: Tina Brown's lame swipe at Tea Party highlights her own loser status

'She can burn': Katy Perry's latest video edited after sparking Muslim outrage

Court rules that American flag shirts can be banned to prevent a 'potentially violent disturbance'

Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't mince words about 'consistently wrong' Hillary's 2016 chances

Rand Paul, Rick Perry join #EndItMovement against human trafficking

She has 'some real verve': Ted Cruz reveals his favorite tweeter

Katie Pavlich, Michelle Malkin post Tea Party pics for Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Greg welcomes guests Nick DiPaolo and Sonnie Johnson.

Threats of "physical action" at Dartmouth, then and now
A collection of Dartmouth students who describe themselves as "Concerned Asian, Black, Latin@, Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students" have threatened "physical action" if the administrators do not respond to their list of demands. The list of demands is lengthy. Here are some of them:
Incorporate into each department at LEAST one queer studies class.
Commit multi-millions of dollars to increase faculty and staff of color in all departments, and create a "professor of color" lecture series.
Require ALL professors to be trained in "cultural competency" and the "importance of social justice in their day to day work."
Ask faculty to use preferred gender pronouns. Allow body and gender self-determination.
Provide gender-neutral housing to all students. Provide gender-specific AND gender-neutral bathrooms in EVERY BUILDING on campus.
Provide free legal assistance and financial aid for undocumented students to "better understand each of their unique legal statuses."
Require that every Dartmouth student be taught and made aware that the land they reside on is Abenaki homeland.
All male-female checkboxes should be replaced with write-in boxes to make forms, surveys, and applications more inclusive for trans, two-spirit, agender, gender-nonconforming and genderqueer folks campus-wide.
The students say that Dartmouth must commit to meeting these demands by March 24, 2014. Otherwise "physical action" will ensue.
I was once part of a group of Dartmouth students that threatened (and engaged in) physical action if the administration did not respond to a demand. The physical action was taking over Parkhurst Hall, the main administration building. The demand was ending ROTC at Dartmouth.
Our demand was probably more pernicious than the entire laundry list presented by the "Concerned Asian, Black, Latin@, Native, Undocumented, Queer, and Differently-Abled students." But at least it had the virtue of being sane.



Jim and Greg discuss yesterday's poll from CBS News showing Americans deeply dissatisfied with President Obama. They also worry about whether Russia's current military moves imply an upcoming attack on Ukraine, and register disgust at Harry Reid's obnoxious and disgraceful comments suggesting Obamacare horror stories are false, and that the Koch brothers are "un-American."

Mitch McConnell, Megyn Kelly Rip Harry Reid Over Obamacare Smears
We dealt with Harry Reid's contemptible Obamacare comments yesterday, then followed-up by cataloging the many ways in which his casual "all of them are untrue" smear was offensively false. On Twitter, I vented exasperation at the mainstream media -- which predictably overlooked the remarks -- and at the Republican Party, which seemed incapable of turning Reid's callous attack into a major political headache for Democrats:

Some Senate Republicans did emerge to challenge Reid, but for the most part, the response from both the press and the GOP was...crickets. The muted "outcry" was woefully insufficient to turn this into the shinola-storm that Reid so richly earned; a massive wasted opportunity -- although there's still time to exact some political pain on Reid's party. Hammering home Democrats' imperious, mean-spirited, ideological, out-of-touch stance on healthcare remains the best path forward to displacing Reid as Senate Majority Leader. Fourteen Democrat-held seats are in play this cycle, of which the GOP must net six to win the chamber. The man who stands to take Reid's job at the Senate's helm is Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. He appeared on The Kelly File last night to draw attention to, and refute, Reid's falsehoods.
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Colorado's Senate Race Just Got a Lot More Interesting

Russian Spy Ship Makes Surprise Visit to Havana


7 Myths About Arizona's Religious Freedom Law

Brewer's Foolish Veto

Why Republicans Need the Tea Party: The movement provides an answer to the Left

Harry Reid calls ObamaCare victims liars

Poll: Plurality of Republicans now say Christie shouldn't run for president

Republican Tax Reform Plan Fulfills A Lot Of Promises

Putin's Right Hook: The Strategic Implications of Russia's New Conservatism

The Kremlin Responds

El Salvador Could Be the Next Venezuela

Our Weimar Republic


Laura Ingraham truth-zinger! How 'funny' is Will Ferrell's Obamacare shilling? This 'funny'

Heh: National Review's Cooke imagines Obamacare shill Will Ferrell's next movie

Young Republican official: Tea Party is full of drooling, senile angry bullies who are 'mad at everything'; Update: Tweets deleted

Bam! Instapundit destroys Donna Brazile, DCCC 'lie of the year' with simple truth

Despicable Harry Reid claims O-care horror stories 'all untrue'; Epic refutation ensues

Schooled! Gov. Jindal, Gov. Malloy take their tangle to Twitter; Guess who won

'Next up: Nobel Prize!' Ronan Farrow receives Cronkite Award 3 days after going on the air

Hack's hacked hairdo: Viewers can't look away from disaster that is Chuck Todd's hair

'What you talkin' 'bout, Obamacare?' Hey, HHS, you'll be spazzing to the max over these tubular #HipOcareAds

'Y'all are so hip!' HHS' pitifully desperate and mock-worthy #DogeCare tweet 'kills a meme'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014



Charles and Kevin discuss the increasing unrest in Venezuela.

Venezuela's Maduro Plans Carnival, 'Conference Of Peace' to Distract From Protests
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has to contend with numerous protests against his regime a day, a miserable and oppressed populace and nightly videos of his national guard assaulting protesters uploaded to social media. He's hoping a carnival will make up for it.
February 27th is a national holiday in Chavista Venezuela, the anniversary of the "Caracazo," a far-left violent uprising against (classically, not American) liberal government in 1989. According to Spanish newspaper ABC, Maduro plans to begin festivities early to distract from the many protests scheduled for the upcoming week, giving Venezuelans the 27th and 28th of February as holidays off in order to provide a six-day weekend (Monday and Tuesday are also national holidays).
Maduro insisted that the opposition "fascists" were out to ruin the holiday "for our children" in a speech this week, in which he claimed the opposition wanted the holidays to be canceled because many mayors have said they are mourning the dead protesters and not participating in celebrations. "The fight here is happiness versus bitterness, hate versus love, violence versus peace, carnival versus fascism," he told the audience. "The carnival is happening all the way!" He also provided a salsa dancing demonstration.
Also read:

Chavista Governor Turns On Maduro, Calls for End to State Violence in Venezuela

Venezuelan Beauty Queens Organize Against Government Violence


Jim and Greg like that the Democrat running in a tight special House race in Florida said immigration reform was all about making sure we have enough maids and landscapers, dislike the growing likelihood that the U.S. may pull out of Afghanistan entirely this year (which will almost certainly lead to chaos), and discuss the latest CPAC soap opera.

Florida Democrat: Without Immigration Reform, Who Will Clean Our Rooms And Do Our Landscaping?
Alex Sink came very close to winning Florida's gubernatorial election in 2010, and is currently locked in a very tight special election battle over Florida's 13th Congressional District. She is a Democrat. At a recent election forum, she offered the following analysis of the urgent need for immigration reform:
"Immigration reform is important in our country. We have a lot of employers over on the beaches that rely upon workers and especially in this high-growth environment, where are you going to get people to work to clean our hotel rooms or do our landscaping? We don't need to put those employers in a position of hiring undocumented and illegal workers."
Well then.
Sink's defenders will say that she was merely acknowledging economic and demographic realities in her district, and that her comments contained no slight -- intended or otherwise -- against Latinos. The problem is that Sink's defenders are precisely the sort of people who would reflexively and immediately crucify her for uttering those exact same sentences if she had an 'R' next to her name. What's more, every Republican in America would be linked to the comment, then badgered by the media to weigh in on it. That was the playbook for Todd Akin (a politician who said something stunningly ignorant) and Ted Nugent (a musician who said something odious and disgraceful). Will the media apply the will-you-denounce? model to national Democrats over Sink's remarks?
Also read:

Oh, CPAC. What Are We Going to Do With You?

Bozell: CPAC Has a Lot to Answer for over 'Nauseating' Atheist Invite


Arizona bill sponsor, supporters reverse course; NBC says Brewer likely to veto

When 'leave us alone' became 'bake us a cake!'

Religious freedom is a Constitutional right not a "tax exempt status"

"Attorney General" Holder declares an end to the rule of law

Black Pastors: Same-Sex Marriage Not Civil Rights but 'Civil Wrongs Movement'

China Becomes Iran's Largest Trade Partner; Iranian trade profits soaring as sanctions collapse

End of American Military Dominance

The Unhinged Attacks On Scott Walker

Leftists become incandescent when reminded of the socialist roots of Nazism

Vatican's Cardinal Burke: Media is mocking the Pope by creating a liberal caricature


Joe Biden's screwy 'View': Obamacare-induced unemployment liberates women

Ladies' man Joe Biden smooches Barbara Walters on 'The View,' talks possible POTUS run

Obama to OFA: 'The work you're doing is God's work'

'So wait, who saves'? Martha MacCallum nails POTUS on another Obamacare lie

Hop into the Wayback Machine and check out these #HuffPoWalkerScandals

Dana Perino smacks lapdog press 'trend', sparks panic with distressing reminder

Megyn Kelly rips cowardly Obamacare bully Rep. Peters 'for attacking a leukemia patient'

Free fall: Byron York notes 'striking audience rejection of CNN prime time'

'This is why we can't have nice things': Roseanne Barr's plan to violate 'the Twitter Terms of Service and dinner'

'You just made my day!' Jobsite UK scores with 'epic trolling' of Piers Morgan

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick discusses today's news as well as the freedom of conscience bill in Arizona with Kellie Fiedorek of Alliance Defending Freedom.  He also talks about the newest cardinals with The Catholic Association's Maureen Ferguson and The Catholic University of America's Dr. Melissa Moschella, and the significance of Black History Month with National Black Pro-Life Union's President Dr. Day Gardner. And don't miss Wyatt Spencer's sit-down interview with Dr. Robert Bentley, the Governor of Alabama, to hear how he leans on his faith.


Greg welcomes guests Gavin McInnes, Buck Sexton and Lou Dobbs.

"The Makeup Girls Suffered the Worst": Piers Morgan's Staff Speaks
Now that CNN showed Piers Morgan to an elevator and pointed him north, his abused staffers are coming forward to tell the story of what it was like working for a man who was a legend in his own mind.
You'll be shocked to hear that working with Piers Morgan was almost as much fun as working with Kim Jong Il.
His own co-workers are glad he's getting the boot. Staffers at "Piers Morgan Live" are actually relieved that CNN has canceled the show, sources tell Confidenti@l.
"He was always such an a—— to people working for him," one insider says of the bombastic Brit.
"The makeup girls suffered the worst — he was rude and belligerent," says our source. "The general feeling is Morgan didn't show any respect to anyone working under him — the people who were trying to make him look good."
You can't help but feel sorry for the makeup girls who had to spend two hours a day trying to get his face to match a normal shade.
I bet some of them wished for an assault rifle every time he sat down in the chair.
Morgan was questioned in November in London by cops investigating phone hacking, but a CNN spokeswoman said that interview was not a factor in his show being canned.
Yes it wasn't his criminal activity, it was his personality.
Meanwhile over at MSNBC staffers have few good things to say about fellow liberal blowhard Alec Baldwin.
"What a moron. Baldwin barely knows anyone at MSNBC, especially those that he bashed in his article," one well-placed insider tells us. "Maybe it was a homework assignment from his anger-management class. I guess they don't call him the Bloviator for nothing."


Jim and Greg love the way several key Senate races are trending, dislike the government's own report that two-thirds of small business employees will be facing higher health-care premiums thanks to Obamacare, rip the push for mandatory parenting classes in New York, and salute the late Harold Ramis.

Embattled Senator Flees Obamacare Questions
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is an extremely busy woman -- far too busy, in fact, to offer a coherent answer to a relevant question about her role in passing Obamacare. She voted for the law in 2009 and 2010, then joined all of her Democratic colleagues to defeat a Republican attempt to revise its grandfathering guidelines in such a away that would have preserved the president's since-obliterated "keep your plan" pledge. At a press event yesterday, reporters wanted to know why Sen. Hagan has feigned shock and outrage over millions of Americans losing their preferred plans. Why did she vote against a plan to preserve the promise? When did she "discover" that "keep your plan" was a fiction? Hagan wasn't interested in answering those questions...
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Oh, Hey,'s Cloud Cost More Than Five Times the Original Estimate

The Timeless Comedy Legacy of Harold Ramis


Gallup: Majority of Americans Believe Obama Not Respected on World Stage
A Gallup poll released February 24th shows that a majority of Americans do not believe Obama is respected on the world stage.
According to Gallup, 53 percent of respondents said "leaders of other countries around the world" do not respect Barack Obama. This is a 33 percent increase over the number of respondents who thought he was not respected in 2009.
On the other hand, only 41 percent of respondents believe "leaders of other countries around the world" do respect Barack Obama. This is a 26 percent decrease in the number who saw Obama as respected in 2009.
Among Democratic respondents, 69 percent believed Obama was respected on the world stage. The number was 49 percent among Independents and 21 percent among Republicans.
Regarding disrespect, 28 percent of Democrats believe "leaders of other countries around the world" do not respect Barack Obama while 57 percent of Independents and 77 percent of Republicans believed the same.
Also read: Why the President Don't Get No Respect


Hagel: New Pentagon Budget Seeks Small, Pre-9/11 Military Force

Obama Consciously Engineering America's Decline

Yikes: Chinese Influence Over North Korea Waning; Communication between the two countries has nearly disappeared

FCC "Survey" Taken Straight From Soros Stooge John Podesta's Fairness Doctrine Playbook

Shut up, they explained

Governor Scott Walker: Success Not Measured by 'How Many People Are Dependent on the Government'

Scott Walker's Political Courage

Chilling: Journal of Medical Ethics Advocates "After-Birth Abortion"

Saudi Arabia: The Middle East's Real Apartheid State

USA Today: Say, isn't this Univision-Hillary partnership worrisome?


'What the hell is wrong with you?' Was this Samantha Power baffling Daniel Pearl tweet evil or stupid?

Sidesplitting Amb. Power mockery: 'Stop cycle of H8' with #AmbPowersTweets

Amb. Power, this is what Daniel Pearl's story reminds sane people of in one devastating truth

'Birdbrains of a feather': Guess which fellow media flop wants to see Piers Morgan 'back on the air'

'Account canceled?' Piers Morgan loses his tweets along with what's left of his dignity

'Who am I going to call now?' Fans mourn death of actor-director Harold Ramis

Dan Aykroyd saddened by passing of 'brilliant, gifted' Harold Ramis

'Always hawking the ShamWow prez': David Axelrod makes Harold Ramis' death about Obama

'Truly disturbing': Eric Holder says state AGs not obligated to defend laws they disagree with

Michael Moore's followers wonder: 'What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for?'